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Artghhghgkjfdal It's so frustrating looking at the FS forums currently. SO little money, so many headphones that I want! 2 AKG K340 listings, 4 (!) AD2000 in 5 pages! So painful...
EDIT: While 2 different models isn't technically 'many', it still is when you consider that both of them are quite uncommon, and one of them is out of production.
Edited by jgray91 - 9/19/12 at 1:54pm
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Early 40s is a good time to retire, you're still young enough to enjoy it. I was 38, it was great.
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Artghhghgkjfdal It's so frustrating looking at the FS forums currently. SO little money, so many headphones that I want! 2 AKG K340 listings, 4 (!) AD2000 in 5 pages! So painful...
EDIT: While 2 different models isn't technically 'many', it still is when you consider that both of them are quite uncommon, and one of them is out of production.

 

Hah. First time I've ever seen a 10 driver cIEM for sale. I don't really know what to think about that. I hope whomever buys them has large ears.

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Early 40s is a good time to retire, you're still young enough to enjoy it. I was 38, it was great.

 

Wow. Do you mind mentioning what it is you did? 

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Samsung's new add is so cheesy.

 

"Staying true to the theme of its earlier commercials, Samsung's new ad mocks those waiting early in line for the iPhone 5, calling specific attention to the iPhone's lack of NFC and its controversial new Lightning connector. Throughout the commercial, viewers get to listen as actors posing as Apple fans obsequiously describe the phone's "mind-blowing" features — like a headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, and an all-digital connector ("what does that even mean?"). After seeing a number of people walk by with their Galaxy phones, the Apple fans incredulously ask is that a Samsung?"

 

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I have no interest whatsoever in Win 8. I'm quite content with Win 7, and most of what I have seen in articles previewing Win 8 just makes me say 

 

My opinion has been upgraded from "Another Vista that forecasts mass migration to linux and OSX if 9 doesn't turn it around" to "Minor upgrade to 7 covered in entirely too much frosting and candy sprinkles."

 

The whole Metro completely ruins multitasking which is exactly what a good chunk of home users and the majority of business users need to do with a desktop OS.  OTOH it finally adds taskbars to secondary monitors which on the surface doesn't make any sense because Metro doesn't just ignore the taskbar, it ignores all your secondary monitors as well.  It's schizophrenic.  The way it boots up and shoves the Metro in your face it makes it look like the normal desktop is just another 'app' like on a tablet or smartphone and that the Metro is the core UI.

 

That freaked me out quite a bit when I first heard it.  Since then I've read that it's actually the opposite and that Metro is what's plastered over the top.  I've also read that the business versions of Win8 will ship with all that metro crap either turned off by default or easy to turn off without third party utilities.  I wonder what they're going to do about the start menu though.  Is the business version going to concede even more and add it back in or are they going to expect people to have shortcuts to all their programs sitting on their desktop or pinned to the taskbar?

 

Besides all that, if this was their plan from the beginning then why did they do their very best to piss off all the business and power users by trying to ram Metro down our throats?  If this wasn't their plan from the beginning then that means they actually listened to people complaining and changed something.  Is it just me or is that a first for Microsoft?

 

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I have been surprisingly uncaring about Win8. It's part my freaking job to follow that sort of stuff, and I just have not given it 2 seconds of thought. I think its partly because we are just now trying to replace all the old XP desktops we have with Win7! I'm not really looking forward to doing another round of application testing to verify compatibility.

 

That's sorta my job too so I had to give it another try sometime.  Sounds like you place is bigger though.

 

Mine is still mostly XP too.  It was getting pretty hairy before 7 hit it's stride and we could run everything we needed to on it.  Our new Dell PCs eventually stopped coming with XP as an option but luckily they still worked just fine with any of the Dell OEM WinXP install CDs we had laying around from previous years.

 

Occasionally driver support was an issue to.  Dell didn't have any "official" WinXP drivers for those service tags since it wasn't sold with XP and neither was any version of that model.  Fairly often the "Vista" downloads were monolithic packages that covered different versions of Windows.  Sometimes I could get the drivers from windows update, sometimes I could get them directly from the manufacturer's website, sometimes I had to mess with the .inf instal script, and a few times I had to just grab a spare NIC out of one of the junk boxes in the server room since there just weren't any XP drivers for the one on the mobo.

 

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So I was watching previous shows of The Game Station podcast (#20 specifically) and in there they talked about Far Cry 3, and incidentally about Spec Ops: The Line. Something something about the terribleness of war and great character development in the game, how grim and too close to real life it is and just plain disturbing makes me want to buy the game. So I'm wondering if anyone here played it?

 

Yahtzee liked it despite his usually distaste for 'realistic' military shooters.  I don't like most shooters either but I did put it on my list of stuff to try.

 

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Looking forward to Dead Space 3...

 

 

 

Anyone know if the PC versions of the other 2 are any good?

 

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As I have used Linux (in the form of one distro or another) exclusively for the past seven years... yes we most certainly have a choice.

 

Not if you game...

 

I've been messing around a little with linux in VMs recently.  I'm pretty new to it though.  Are there any 'core' differences between any of the distros or is each one just a very large collection of options built on the same foundation?

 

Also, a hilarious anecdote that demonstrates the absurd heights that today's hardware has reached.

 

As a linux n00b I wanted to try out different GUIs.  I found far easier and quicker to just download several ISOs, install each to its own VM, and then run two of them side by side to compare instead of just figuring out how to install them all on one VM and switch between them.

 

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People using desktops might just skip it the way a lot of people skipped Vista. 

 

I was interested in that Windows surface thing, but am leaning more toward a Win7 ultrabook and a regular pen and paper notebook for taking notes on the go; my netbook's starting to cop out/frustrate me more and I don't feel like waiting 2-3 months for a new thing. 

 


 

I'm having mixed feelings about the Rx MkIII. 

 

I might be thinking about a new netbook/ultrabook/laptop/something-or-other-portable-and-runs-a-desktop-OS if I get the new job I'm hoping for...

 

What do you think about the Rx MKIII?  I don't usually follow portable amps but I've heard good things about it from some other people.

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Not if you game...

 

True that, though I don't game much anymore (except for consoles these days).

 

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I've been messing around a little with linux in VMs recently.  I'm pretty new to it though.  Are there any 'core' differences between any of the distros or is each one just a very large collection of options built on the same foundation?

 

Essentially that.  The biggest difference you'll encounter is which desktop environment to use (Gnome, KDE, etc.).  After that, there are differences in the way that software repos and update systems work.  But applications are consistent for the most part.  Ubuntu has the most support by far, though I've personally always preferred Fedora (more quirky collection of software).


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Early 40s is a good time to retire, you're still young enough to enjoy it. I was 38, it was great.

 

That's not quite how it went for them, not that I'd expect you to know the history since you you don't seem to game.

 

They were bought out via semi-hostile takeover by the most evil company in America (first hit for "evil company"!) and appear to have had all the joy sucked out of their job until they couldn't take it anymore.

 

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Essentially that.  The biggest difference you'll encounter is which desktop environment to use (Gnome, KDE, etc.).  After that, there are differences in the way that software repos and update systems work.  But applications are consistent for the most part.  Ubuntu has the most support by far, though I've personally always preferred Fedora (more quirky collection of software).

 

So is there anything you can do on one distro you can't do on another by installing the right package or something similar?


Edited by maverickronin - 9/19/12 at 3:30pm
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Just to point out that the Humble Bundle group is selling a new bundle. Some pretty great games this time. And soundtracks of them too.
In other news, I am playing FTL: Faster Than Light. Space roguelike game that has a permadeath random universe. Indie is great.

 

I was hoping FTL would be in the humble bundle.  I'll probably get it, but I'm going to wait for either a GOG promo or for it to show up in a future humble bundle.

 

I'm not criticizing the price or anything like that; I've just got a backlog of about 30 games already, so my sense of urgency is pretty low.

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That sounds very cool - how big is the IT/Dev team?
Access is proof that Microsoft is evil and hates their customers.

It's the boss and a support guy. They keep track of 300 users.

 

To be honest, I don't hate Access. It's just not really meant for the corporate world, but rather smaller desktop apps and such. Definitely not for storing terabytes of security classed and sensitive data.

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So is there anything you can do on one distro you can't do on another by installing the right package or something similar?

Basically, no. However, some distros include modules to the kernel that others don't, and some distros makes it easier to do whatever you want to do. For instance, if you want to do studio work, it's easier to choose a distro built for that, since the kernel and all the packages are compiled and built for that specific task. But no, there is nothing a certain distro can do that others couldn't do with a little work.

 

There is also a difference in philosophies behind the distros. Ubuntu wants to make user friendly os:es, ending up bloating it rather heavily while other more sophisticated distros like Arch strives for simplicity. Then there are distros that basically wants to create mentally ill users, like Gentoo.

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That's not quite how it went for them, not that I'd expect you to know the history since you you don't seem to game.

 

They were bought out via semi-hostile takeover by the most evil company in America (first hit for "evil company"!) and appear to have had all the joy sucked out of their job until they couldn't take it anymore.

 

 

So is there anything you can do on one distro you can't do on another by installing the right package or something similar?


There are some distros that are easier for certain things, but there is no distro that prevents you from doing things that are available on others.  Heck, you can even install the package manager from another distro, so the branding can get really fuzzy.

 

Generally Ubuntu and Redhat are the best supported as far as easily installing everything.  If you choose a distro that's not one of those two, you may need to jump through hoops to get third party software installed.
 

EDIT:  BTW, CentOS and Fedora are essentially Redhat, and Debian is the base for Ubuntu.  So those are kinda the same thing.


Edited by barleyguy - 9/19/12 at 3:56pm
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What do you think about the Rx MKIII?  I don't usually follow portable amps but I've heard good things about it from some other people.

 

I don't even know anymore.  It sounded great on my way home just now.

 

This confusion has me to distraught to type at length about the FI-BA-SS as I was going to:  they're nice earphones with a perk or two over the 334's, but I'd still take the 334's over them if I could have only one.

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Wow. Do you mind mentioning what it is you did? 

Inherited a large amount of money and property when my grandfather passed away.
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Hah. First time I've ever seen a 10 driver cIEM for sale. I don't really know what to think about that. I hope whomever buys them has large ears.

 

Looks like it's 5 drivers per ear.

 

2 Sonion 4400 (Highs) (4 Driver)
1 Knowles DTEC (Mids) (2 Driver)
2 Sonion 3300 (Lows) (4 Driver)

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Basically, no. However, some distros include modules to the kernel that others don't, and some distros makes it easier to do whatever you want to do. For instance, if you want to do studio work, it's easier to choose a distro built for that, since the kernel and all the packages are compiled and built for that specific task. But no, there is nothing a certain distro can do that others couldn't do with a little work.

 

There is also a difference in philosophies behind the distros. Ubuntu wants to make user friendly os:es, ending up bloating it rather heavily while other more sophisticated distros like Arch strives for simplicity. Then there are distros that basically wants to create mentally ill users, like Gentoo.

 

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what...

 

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There are some distros that are easier for certain things, but there is no distro that prevents you from doing things that are available on others.  Heck, you can even install the package manager from another distro, so the branding can get really fuzzy.

 

Going through the Linux DLs for the Humble Bundle stuff I noticed that the selection was kind of random and pretty much necessitated have all the package managers anyway.

 

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I don't even know anymore.  It sounded great on my way home just now.

 

Maybe you just need to give your ears a break.

 

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Inherited a large amount of money and property when my grandfather passed away.

 

What sort of career path do you recommend to others looking to be a lucky bastard?

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